Millennials hate getting their pictures taken. I know this isn't 100% true but the number of my peers who say "I hate getting pictures taken of myself" seems to vastly outnumber those who get excited (or hell even tolerate it). I have no idea if there are actual statistics on this. I know I get to see… Continue reading Manners: Pictures
Manners: Meritocracy is Bullshit
So I had someone ask me to write about this - it wasn't something I had directly run into, but the minute I googled it I went "Ah, yeah. I've heard this argument in other versions" The reason I put this as a "Manners" post is simple. If you aren't addressing your own imperfections/biases/etc. you are… Continue reading Manners: Meritocracy is Bullshit
Manners: April Fools
I HATE this "holiday." So let's define what makes April Fools a thing. (A) Pranks and (B) LIES. When people talk to me about it, I tend to say April Fools is the day in which we glorify bullies. Because let's be clear here; pranks and lies are a breeding ground for bullies and abusers. So… Continue reading Manners: April Fools
Manners: Fault Vs. Resposibility
This first came up in an article I read about Millennials having to take on responsibilities for things like global warming - and it's not our fault. The economy being in turmoil - and it's not our fault. But if the last Millennials were born ~1997, they are now 21 years old. They are voting,… Continue reading Manners: Fault Vs. Resposibility
We have all had this conversation at some point in our lives: Person A: I'm hungry. Lets eat. Person B: Oh yeah. Where do you want to go? Person A: I'm so hungry, I don't care. Person B: Ok. How about [This place] Person A: Oh no, not [This place] I don't feel like [their… Continue reading Manners: Decisions
Manners: When Winners Lose
One of the reasons I do not particularly like competitive sports is "winners." A turn of a foot, a play that is only successful one in eight times can win or lose a game. Yes, there is skill. And there is "will" to be the best. These help - but usually (not always, but all-to-often) when you… Continue reading Manners: When Winners Lose
You know that phrase "everything you need to know about life can be learned...." I'm a big fan of the answer "kindergarten" Are you lonely and in need of a smile? Try sitting in a field of flowers and imagine the singing flowers from Alice in Wonderland (old Disney, not new Disney). Or coloring. Or… Continue reading Manners: Kindergarten
I can't believe this is still a thing. I can't believe there are still so damn many men who can't get why #NotAllMen IS a problem. Here's the thing, women know not every man is dangerous. Women know that not every man is a rapist (intentionally or not is different post). Women know that there are… Continue reading Manners: NotAllMen
Manners: Is “if” a bad word?
This occurred to me only recently, but it is too true: If you have to use "if" to qualify something, it's probably bad. IF gets used to cover up an insult or negative feedback instead of just having the spine to stand up to your own comment. Look at these examples: If this had more… Continue reading Manners: Is “if” a bad word?
Review: Rating System(s)
Netflix relatively recently changed from a 5-star rating skill to "thumbs up" and "thumbs down." I hate it. And yes, I do mean "active dislike and will try to get this changed somehow" level of negative emotion. I can't stand polar rating systems. I know, this is a level of nerd - hating something so inane… Continue reading Review: Rating System(s)